Ginger Tea for the Writer’s Flu

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Yeah, so, I was finally feeling like I was over that nasty cold when my husband started coughing. What we thought was my cold turned out to be his flu, which got passed on to me. I’ve been sick since Tuesday and am finally feeling better today. Enough to have a breakfast latte. Yay!

Once again, I could barely eat. I’ve subsisted on saltine crackers, orange juice and my famed Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Cold. I’ve also been soothing the cough with my homemade ginger tea. This is a very simple recipe with only three ingredients. It works wonderfully for soothing a sore throat and a cough. Ginger has many beneficial medicinal properties. You can read more about that here.

Lori Writer’s Ginger Tea for the Writer’s Flu

  • Fresh ginger root
  • Honey (I prefer local organic brands)
  • Water

Slice off a piece of ginger root, about a quarter inch thick. Slice that into smaller pieces, but not so small that you will accidentally swallow them. It’s important to slice the ginger to release the flavor. Place the ginger in a cup. Boil water. Pour the water over the ginger. Drop in a spoonful of honey and stir. Some of the ginger pieces may float to the top. Be careful not to swallow them. If they get in the way, scoop them out. Hopefully, most of the pieces will remain on the bottom. Breathe in the steam as you sip. Mmm. Nice.

I have a hard time concentrating when I’m sick. That’s when I usually turn to romance for reading material. No offense to the genre, but there are plenty of easy reads to be had, and that’s not a bad thing. For this sick time, I read “Bluegrass State of Mind.” It fit the bill. A nice enough book and it’s free. Another easy read that took me through a past illness is the free Harlequin Romance, “Married by Mistake.”

A romance freebie that I can highly recommend is “Midnight Marriage.” I’ve seldom read Georgian romances, so the setting was fresh to me and I enjoyed the story. Another recommendation, not free, but only $0.99, is “Ridiculous.” It’s a Regency romance with a heroine who disguises herself as a society fop. Very enjoyable.

If you’re healthy, stay well. If you’re sick, get well soon.

  Midnight Marriage by Lucinda Brant
Set in the opulent world of the 18th century aristocracy and inspired by real events, Midnight Marriage is the standalone second book in the acclaimed Roxton family saga. Two noble teenagers are married against their will. Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events. Disgraced, Julian is banished to the Continent. Nine years later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist, only to later discover it is her husband returned incognito! Can Deb forgive his cruel deception? Can their marriage survive beyond seduction? Meanwhile, Julian’s nemesis plots to destroy them both…

  Bluegrass State of Mind by Kathleen Brooks
McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

  Married By Mistake by Abby Gaines
Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiancé on live TV! And that really was Memphis’s most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead. Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn’t prepared for the news that their “fake” wedding is legal and binding. While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving-couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who’s acting…

  Ridiculous by D.L. Carter (Not free. $0.99)
After the death of her miserly cousin Antony North, Millicent Boarder is determined her family should never be poor or vulnerable again. To protect them she conceals her cousin’s death and assumes his identity. Now she must face the Ton and the world as Mr. North and accept the price she must pay for her family’s safety — she will never be loved. Which means, of course, at this point she will meet the perfect man.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

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